Top 10 Review Best Laptops under 500 August 2016

The below is the list of 10 best laptops under 500 dollars 2016 with 6th generation Intel processor, SSD and best Intel or NVIDIA graphics card. Under 500 dollars, you will get minimum Intel core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and Intel HD graphics. If you are finding best gaming laptops under 500 dollars then go with Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. All laptops are budget laptops and value for the money.

Many brands now sell machines less than 500 euros. They all try to attract customers by showing in large letters or numbers Gigahertz Gigabytes supposed to impress. But the risk that they skimp on the more important components is great. Every month IEEnews test and critique many of the tariff devices sector. Like their counterparts in high-end, we make them undergo a battery of tests and analyzes.

In terms of features, budget laptops should come with at least two USB 2.0 ports, and at least one USB 3.0 port. They should also offer an SD slot and 802.11g connectivity. Finding an inexpensive laptop with an HDMI port is a plus. The one feature you shouldn’t expect in this category is a touch-screen display.

Whether you’re on a tight budget or merely want to stretch your shopping dollar further, we have 10 choice laptops to check out. You may give up a feature or two—or even the entire operating system—but these 10 frugal favorites deliver the most bang for your buck.

Laptops under $400 don’t tend to have stylish looks, full 1080p displays and excellent battery life, but that’s what makes the Asus VivoBook E403SA our favorite budget notebook. The VivoBook also offers a solid keyboard, a slick brushed-metal design and a USB Type-C port for power and data transfer. Its Pentium CPU and 4GB of RAM provide enough pop for solid multitasking.

You came to the right place if you’re looking for a budget laptop that doesn’t push you beyond $500. It was once thought that tablets would bring about the extinction of laptops. But the best laptops in 2015 pointed towards notebooks being on the rise with Windows 10. There are so many choices for quality, thin and light notebooks. There are even affordable, competitive gaming laptops if you know where to look.

Top 10 laptops less than 500 Dollars in August 2016

So when you buy laptops under $500 then check specs and features because there are many laptops are not meet the best specs under 500 dollars. A budget sweet spot seems to be around $500. For that amount, you’re obviously not going to get the newest, high-end components. But you may still score a third-generation (Ivy Bridge) Core i5 or i7 or even the latest fourth-gen Core i3 CPU. At the very least, you’ll get a Core M processor. You should also be able to find 4GB of memory, as well as at least 320GB of hard drive space.

So check this out 10 best laptops under 500 dollars 2016.

1 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550: best laptops under $500 usa

This month, the  Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550  takes the lead.Excellent build quality has made us the effect, as its keyboard, as good as what the ThinkPad accustomed us in the past. It can not be said of its screen, which still deserves the mat. Weight aside, if you need a lightweight machine, go your way.
Depending on the configuration, this computer is sold between 499 and 867 euros.

2 Acer Aspire E5-521: Best laptops under 500 Dollars usa

Once again, most of the machines listed in our Top 10 were designed by Acer, which is partly due to the fact that the Taiwanese manufacturer offers each year plethora of new computers. The Acer Aspire E5-521  stands out thanks to its good battery life, its existent noise, and its matte screen, unfortunately a little too dark and poor contrast. Its processor performance enough to perform everyday tasks. Add to that a hard drive 1 TB and 24 months warranty, and you get a very balanced machine without real weak point: Acer deserves one of the best places in our Top 10.

3 Acer Travelmate B115: Best laptops under 500 US Dollars

The Acer Travelmate B115  remains at a good place in our ranking. We tested this computer 11.6 inches in December 2014: its keyboard, its autonomy and its weak noise had enjoyed it at the time. Primarily designed for professionals, it therefore incorporates several security features, as well as any proper amount IPS screen. The Acer Travelmate B115 is also light: it weighs qu’1,4 kg. You can lower his price by opting for a Linux distribution instead of Windows 8.1 Pro. As a processor, up to you whether you prefer Pentium or Celeron. The Pentium are slightly faster.

4 Acer Extensa 2510: Best laptops under 500 Dollars

The Acer Extensa 2510  is an affordable desktop computer, the good input devices, low noise and excellent battery life (over 6 hours WLAN test) convinced us. Further provided with a matte screen, the Extensa 2510 is a machine that will appeal to typists, although some features of the HD panel (brightness, contrast) confirm its placement on the market of entry. Its Intel Core CPU allows superior performance to what is found in this price range.The Intel HD 4400 in charge of the graphics does not claim to be able to run the most demanding games, but should not have problems to run old games and asking little in low detail level. The Extensa 2510 is therefore targeted to anyone looking for a cheap machine for the simple office.You can get it for € 325 without an operating system. By opting for an Intel Core i5 CPU, more powerful, its price will exceed 500 euros, but we think the version we tested, the one with i3 processor offers better value for money.

5 Acer Aspire V3 111P: Best laptops under 500 dollars US

The Acer Aspire V3 111P  is a very small laptop, since the diagonal of its screen is only 11.6 inches. It runs on a quad-core processor from Intel Baytrail. Subjectively, we found that the V3’s performance was quite good, and perfect for the office or simply browsing the Internet. The brightness of its glossy screen is at best OK, but not enough to compensate for annoying reflections that appear outside. But you might enjoy this screen is touch. The Aspire V3 111P has also convinced us by its autonomy, which exceeds 8 hours in internet surfing. Overall, this machine might appeal to anyone looking for a compact, mobile device, for basic use, and indoor. You can get the Acer Aspire V3-111P without OS for just under 300 Euros.

6 Acer Aspire V3-371: Best laptops under $500 usa

Unlike goods of the same range machines, the Acer Aspire V3-371  big plays on design. A totally white version of this computer is also available. Its 13 inch make it perfect for use on location, especially since it is, by its size, more suitable for prolonged use as smaller machines. It is further end (just 22 mm) and lightweight (1.5 kg). Its matte screen protects the user from annoying reflections, and not be ashamed of its autonomy in practice around 6-7 hours. Its main weakness, again, is the screen: it is not very bright, and colorimetry is not good, which unfortunately turns chronic in this price range. The performance of the Intel i3 ULV processor are adequate and sufficient for simple office and internet browsing.

7 HP ProBook 455 G1: Best laptops under $500 usa

The HP  ProBook 455 G1  is a pure professional product. The “5” in its name indicates that it has AMD components, namely, a A4-4300M processor and integrated graphics HD 7430G. Everything is integrated in a single aluminum housing, but quality, and very easily maintainable. Its matte 15-inch screen offers a resolution of 1366×768. Add in a quality keyboard, and you will find that HP has designed a true desktop computer. His results in performance tests confirm this orientation: the AMD chip is the same level as the entry level Intel, and should under no circumstances to players. But this energy-efficient machines widely enough for the simple office, and rotates with a certain fluidity. We observed a significant improvement in outcomes after the ProBook with a SSD. Expect a range of 4 to 5 hours or so.

8 Toshiba L50D: Best laptops under 500 Dollars

We tested the  Toshiba L50D  ago that a few weeks: we liked it, and it retains its place in our Top 10 this month. Its input devices are quite good, and in addition to heat only very few, this computer also remains very quiet in use. Unfortunately, its 15.6-inch screen is bright, and a little too dark. Its AMD A6 processor should be enough for the office (Office), Internet browsing or viewing videos.Note that Toshiba offers several configurations of the machine, and a version incorporating an AMD A8 processor, more powerful, and an SSD, is available for more than 600 euros.

9 Lenovo ThinkPad E555: Best laptops under 500 US Dollars

Lenovo has created with its  E555 , a Thinkpad less than 500 euros. The word “Edge” has left the nomenclature of the entry level of the Chinese, but the strengths of the series, as his good input devices, are always present. The screen has a matte surface, but is not brighter than its competitors. Our tester was equipped with a fast hard drive at 7200 rpm. If he did well in terms of performance in opening and copying files, this is unfortunately no noise. It may be appropriate to replace the hard drive with a SSD, much faster and quieter, ideal, therefore, for office use. This will not cause any particular problem, even novice, through the various maintenance caches that Lenovo has not forgotten. At present, an SSD with a capacity of 128 GB will cost between 50 and 100 euros; for a 256GB SSD, count 100 to 150 euros.

10 Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311: Best laptops under $500 usa

The Acer Aspire ES1-311 E13  is an opportunity for the Taiwanese manufacturer we offer a 13.3-inch computer affordable, which convinces through its screen and its relatively good battery life. To summarize, we could subtitle this paragraph: “a cheap machine, which is not lacking juice, perfect for the office and Internet browsing.” But his fan proved troublesome. Although it is not very often active when it is, it emits a very unpleasant whistling. Despite its price positioning, it’s hard to ignore this problem.


Best 2-in-1 Laptop under 500 Dollars


Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310

With its lightweight, detachable design, the 10.1-inch Miix 310 makes a great first PC for children or secondary device for adults. With Windows 10 running on its Atom processor, this affordable 2-in-1 combines solid performance with over 12 hours of battery life.

Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310 Review

Best Chromebook Under 500 and 300 Usd Dollars


Toshiba Chromebook 2


If battery life and price are your top concerns, the $330 Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35 is just the laptop for you. It’s the only budget laptop we’ve tested that lasted more than 10 hours, and it has a bright, accurate 13.3-inch 1080p display. Add to that an excellent keyboard, and you’ve got a low-cost system that’s worth more than the sum of its parts.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 Review

Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02)

$279.00 at Amazon The Asus Chromebook Flip (C100PA-DB02) blends the best elements from other designs into a single Chrome-based laptop with a slick, convertible form factor, fast performance, all-day battery life, and an affordable price. Read the full review ››
Acer Chromebook C720P-2600

$299.00 at Acer Online Store With a bright, clear touch screen and all-day battery life, the Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 dominates among Chromebooks. Read the full review ››
Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series Non-Touch

$449.99 at Dell The Dell Inspiron 17 5000 is a nice-looking desktop-replacement laptop that offers good productivity performance and decent battery life for a very affordable price. Read the full review ››
HP Stream 13 (13-c020nr)

$223.98 at Amazon The HP Stream 13 is a very inexpensive full Windows 8.1 ultraportable laptop, but its long battery life, looks, and speed resemble that of a much pricier system. Read the full review ››
Acer TravelMate B (TMB115-MP-C23C)

The under-$400 Acer TravelMate B (TMB115-MP-C23C) is a touch-screen ultraportable laptop with just enough power and features to keep basic users happy. It’s not flashy, but it will let you work virtually anywhere. Read the full review ››

Asus Chromebook C300 (C300MA-DB01)

$256.99 at Staples The Asus Chromebook C300 is a low-cost laptop with a relatively large 13.3-inch screen and excellent battery life. Read the full review ››

CTL Chromebook J2

$149.00 at Amazon The $200 CTL Chromebook J2 is a very good laptop for classrooms, and if the performance offered by this Rockchip-based model is any indication, it’s the first of an affordable yet capable breed. Read the full review ››

Dell Chromebook 11 (Intel Core i3)

$269.00 at Dell Small Business The Dell Chromebook 11 gets an Intel Core i3 processor for smoother performance and better multitasking, but it winds up being pricey for an otherwise basic Chromebook. Read the full review ››

Dell Chromebook 11 Non-Touch

$269.00 at Dell The Dell Chromebook 11 is an affordable 11-inch Chrome OS laptop that offers excellent battery life, good overall performance, and a durable construction. Read the full review ››

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook

£249.00 at Amazon The Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook is a Celeron-powered, Chrome-based laptop built to endure the rigors of the classroom. Read the full review ››

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Size comparison



Test Results

Screen | Noise | Heat | Battery Life | Power Consumption

Brightness (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 183 cd / m² ~26%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 222 cd / m² ~32%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 200 cd / m² ~29%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 187 cd / m² ~27%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 209 cd / m² ~30%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 183 cd / m² ~26%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 182 cd / m ~26%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 174 cd / m² ~25%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 210 cd / m² ~30%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 254 cd / m² ~36%Nope%
Brightness Distribution (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 89 % ~89%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 88 % ~88%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 87 % ~87%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 87 % ~87%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 85 % ~85%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 88 % ~88%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 85 % ~85%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 85 % ~85%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 89 % ~89%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 86 % ~86%Nope%
Black Level (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 0.7 % * ~14%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 0.68 % * ~14%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 0.5 % * ~ 10%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 0.48 % * ~ 10%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 0.65 % * ~13%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 0.4 % * ~8%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 0.27 % * ~ 5%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 0.64 % * ~13%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 0.688 % * ~14%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 1.71 % * ~34%Nope%
Contrast (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 271 : 1 ~17%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 343 : 1 ~21%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 406 : 1 ~25%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 392 : 1 ~25%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 312 : 1 ~20%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 455 : 1 ~28%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 744 : 1 ~47%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 289 : 1 ~18%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 331 : 1 ~21%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 163 : 1 ~ 10%Nope%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 10.18 * ~68%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 10.29 * ~69%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 9.73 * ~65%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 10.02 * ~67%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 11.01 * ~73%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 12.5 * ~83%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 3.51 * ~23%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 8.84 * ~59%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 10.04 * ~67%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 10.73 * ~72%Nope%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 10.62 * ~71%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 11.2 * ~75%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 11.76 * ~78%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 9.92 * ~66%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 11.57 * ~77%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 13.24 * ~88%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 2.61 * ~17%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 11.04 * ~74%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 10.65 * ~71%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 11.98 * ~80%Nope%
Gamma (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 2.31 ~66%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 2.54 ~73%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 2.23 ~64%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 2.17 ~62%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 2.09 ~ 60%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 2.01 ~57%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 2.53 ~72%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 2.49 ~71%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 2.53 ~72%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 2.19 ~63%
CTC (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 12766 ~170%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 14016 ~187%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 11522 ~154%Nope%
Acer Aspire E1-510-35204G50Dnkk 11244 ~150%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 12849 ~171%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 13812 ~184%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 6372 ~85%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 10890 ~145%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 12807 ~171%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 13164 ~176%Nope%
Color Space (Percent of Adobe RGB 1998) (Sort by values)
Acer Extensa 2510-34Z4 38 % ~38%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-111P-P06A 40 % ~40%Nope%
Acer Aspire V3-371-36M2 38 % ~38%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad E555 39 % ~39%Nope%
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-12Z 40 % ~40%Nope%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ 43 % ~43%Nope%
Acer Aspire E5-521-60Y6 40 % ~40%Nope%
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550-20DGS00300 38.8 % ~39%Nope%
Acer Aspire E13 ES1-311-P87D 42 % ~42%Nope%

* … Lower the value, the better the performance


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